Category Archives: 21 months

Potty Training

@ 21 months, 2 weeks, 2 days

I kinda gave up potty training Ryan for a while mainly because I feel that he is just not ready. No matter how much effort and patience I put in, he refused to pee or poo on his potty. When that failed, I thought maybe he prefered the WC so bought him the booster seat. When he saw the cartoons on the booster seat, he fussed and refused to sit on it. Should have gotten a plain one (Arrghh..)

 Anyways, today during shower suddenly he looked me in the eye with that strange face (you know that funny looking face when one needs to poo.. ha ha). So I quickly grab the potty and made him sit on it. Waited and waited.. voila… this time it’s a success. *cannot imagine one can actually be happy to see poo.. ha ha*

Actually if you ask me, I find cleaning up the potty ’mess’ far far more disgusting than diaper’s. I actually went like ‘oek’,'oek’ a few times throughout the process. I tried controlling as I do not want to plant a negative impression to Ryan. But.. aah.. really cannot help it.  I guess after a while I’ll be used to it. Grrr….

Hopefully this is not just a fluke shot. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow….. :P

Fun @ Botanical

@ 21 months 2 weeks

Ryan @ the picnic session, Botanical Garden
Organised by Julia Gabriels 

Picture speaks thousand words….

In case you’re wondering.. the shot was taken right after he threw a ball up…


That’s the ball…




I actually quite like this pic…




This is Verlynne, Ryan’s classmate from Shichida’s.. Ryan likes to play with her all the time. Isn’t she adorable…


This shot was taken in the morning after shower. In deep thoughtssss…..


Counting down to Chinese New Year

@ 21 months 1 week 6 days

We’re leaving for KL this Saturday and will be back the following Sunday. Yes, we’ll be celebrating the chinese new year back in our home sweet home.  Am sooooo looking forward to the trip and I’m already compiling a long list of To-Dos in KL. Yay!

Over the weekend besides a revisit to the zoo, I have finally gotten my hands on the Nikon D40x kit. Yippee.. I’ve taken a fair bit of random indoor pics and it is sure one tricky effort to get the shutter and aperture combination right. Am still working on it…  Those that I have bugged for tipsi (tips), thanks and bear with me ya….. Have not taken any outdoor shots, somehow the weather and timing does not allowed the past 2 days. Hopefully can get some good shots during Ryan’s picnic session at the botanical tomorrow. 

Till then, here’s to wish everyone who is celebrating the new year a VERY HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR and also a great HOLIDAY for all my non chinese readers …..

Another Hair Cut

@ 21 months 1 week 2 days

I always dread the day I have to bring Ryan for a hair cut. The last time he had a hair cut 2 months ago he got so hysterical and traumatised that even his favourite Vitagen won’t stop his tears and pitiful cries. It was a very heart breaking experience for all of us.

Last Sunday, the day has come. The lil fella needs another trim prior the chinese new year. So off we went to the salon. This time, we brought along his toys, trains, bus, excavator etc. Daddy had his cut first while I settle and calm the lil fella. He was a little skeptical at first and he kept staring at his Daddy while I explain to him the process so he’s better prepared of what’s coming next. After awhile he was able to relax and was happily seen playing with his toys.

His turn came. Expectedly he started to wriggle and whine. No distractions, toys, anything could calm him down at this point of time. The hairdressor managed to snips bits of hair here and there but it just wasn’t good enough to complete the whole process. I don’t want Ryan’s hair to look like dog bite; especially not during the festive season. Towards the end we got really frustrated ourselves. So we were in between using force to restrain him or simply give up. We chose the later.

After the snipping stops, Ryan finally calmed down. The hairdressor gave his last effort. He combed Ryan’s hair and kept telling Ryan we’re just combing his hair. Surprisingly that trick seems to work a bit. Comb-snips-comb-snips, the cycle went along. Well, Ryan was still crying but at least he remained still this time which makes the job so much easier. The whole thing was such a pitiful sight. Have you seen a child hugging tight, head resting on the mommy’s shoulder and kept calling ‘mommy, mommy, go…. ‘ pitifully? That’s exactly how Ryan reacted. I feel really sorry for him that I almost come to tears myself. Why hair cuttting has to be such a painful experience? Poor baby. Any good advise, anyone?

Anyways…. after a heart breaking episode, this is the end result….



















Damage to the pocket: $12

In Class

@ 21 months 3 days

The little one in class during snack time yesterday. I don’t understand why he is very fussy on his food (neither hubs or I are fussy eaters). There were fruits, corn flakes, sausages served but nothing interest him. While the other kids were busy gobbling down the food served, The only thing Ryan had was the apple juice. Truly difficult to please…

Busy kepoh-ing at other’s. His food was left untouched.


Having his apple juice. Not long after I snapped this pic, he spilled all the drinks on his shirt! *slaphead*